Mumbai, September 18, 2021: Telugu actor Bellamkonda Sai Sreenivas marks his Hindi debut with the remake of Prabhas starrer Telugu movie Chatrapathi. The shooting of the film has already started in July with the principal cast without the leading lady.
While many Bollywood actresses were approached to play the female lead in the film, it has now been revealed that Nushrratt Bharuccha is finalized for the role in Bellamkonda Sreenivas's Hindi debut movie Chhatrapathi. She will reprise the role played by Shriya Saran in the original, directed by SS Rajamouli.
It is said that to bring Nushrratt on board for the film, makers paid a healthy amount to her to star in this action entertainer film. Apart from the leading pair, Sahil Vaid, Shivam Patil, Amit Nair, and Rajendra Gupta among others also star in pivotal roles.
Produced by Jyantilal Gada of Pen Studios, Chhatrapati revolves around a young man who's in search of his family. It's the story of how he becomes the Messiah of the people of a small hamlet where he grows up after being separated from his mother and brother very early on in his life. V.V. Vinayak who launched Bellamkonda in Telugu with Alludu Seenu (2014), is directing his Hindi debut as well while KV Vijayendra Prasad and Sajid Samji have written the script.
Meanwhile, Nushrratt Bharuccha has several films in her kitty. She has already completed Akshay Kumar's Ram Setu, and Sunny Kaushal, and Vijay Varma starrer Hurdang. Apart from these films, she also has Raaj Shaandilyaa's Janhit Mein Jaari. Her immediate next release is Vishal Furia's horror film Chhorii, which is set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video in November.